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thebeebs

Also known as Martin Beeby, I am a web developer and work for Microsoft as a developer evangelist

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  • Blog Post: I'm trying to display an image over a HTML5 video but it’s not showing up, what can I do?

    I was asked this recently asked this by a developer attempting to place a picture over a HTML5 element. His problem was that when the image was pressed it would hide and the video would start playing. The issue that the developer was having was related to not getting his z-index incorrect. However, rather...
  • Blog Post: Five Things You Can’t Do With HTML5 (yet)

    As much as I’m fascinated with where HTML5 is going, most of my day to day work is all about what you can do right now (or at the very least, ways to hack something together that works until a more elegant solution comes along). But today, I want to briefly focus on a few things HTML5 can’t do just yet...
  • Blog Post: UK Cookie Law

    If you are struggling to understand the EU cookie legislation then this website go’s some way to explaining the current situation around cookies in the EU. http://www.cookielaw.org The website not only explains the current legislation but also offers up a solution to ensure that you comply with the legal...
  • Blog Post: IE9 and Flash - The day the web broke

    I was talking to Andrew Spooner a few weeks ago and he reported that one of his Laptops were having an issue with displaying Flash in IE9. I assumed the issue was limited to just his laptop and suggested that he uninstall and re-install flash to fix the issue. However, it turns out that the issue wasn...
  • Blog Post: IE9 Just Launched

    It’s 00:28 and I’m up early (or late depending on how you roll) to watch the IE9 launch directly from SXSW. If you want to get your hand on IE9 you can download it here The Keynote had some great demos that showed off the the Speed and performance of IE9 on Windows. There was even a preview of Flash...
  • Blog Post: Finding the closest Bar in Seattle using IE9 GeoLocation

    I just wrote a little sample application in jQuery using the new GeoLocation feature in IE9 RC . It takes your current location and then sorts a list of bars with the closet one appearing on top. I wrote it after asking Andy Robb for a list of his favourite Bars in Seattle in preparation for my trip...
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